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Kara Lofthouse
Age: 34
Current City: Folsom, CA
Children: Ava, age 10, Maya age 4, and Sophia age 2 in July

Entrepreneurial pursuit: Kara Lofthouse Photography and wedding and elopement focused photography, Middle One Photography. 

How did you get started as an entrepreneur?

Kara Lofthouse: I honestly cannot answer "how" I got started as an entrepreneur because I cannot think of a time when I was not entrepreneurial in spirit.

I am a lifelong learner and love to continue to grow myself, which just fuels my spirit. I have a successful career in education and continue to grow in that, but with every ounce of growth, comes new ideas, renewed spirit and eventually new businesses!

In terms of how I got started in the photography business, I blame my mom and little brother. My mom took photos of us constantly growing up which sparked the interest in photography. My younger brother and I started taking photography classes and we tossed around the idea of starting a business together.

We took the jump about ten years ago and started JAK Images and since then we have continued to grow and grow apart into separate companies as he now lives in Oregon. We have periodically gotten to do shoots together and it is always fun to revisit where we started. I thrive on the artistic outlet. Photography has allowed me to explore, find me, and meet the most amazing people!